Rollout of NDC is not ‘a big bang’ change, it is ‘incremental’, but Qantas aims to be at the heart of it

At the start of Aug-2019, Qantas Group formally launched the ‘Qantas Channel’ New Distribution Capability (NDC) distribution platform, modernising the way agencies book fares and…..

Distribution and selling challenges in Canada: NDC to the rescue?

Legacy distribution systems have for decades presented airlines with the twin problems of high costs and product commoditisation. In efforts to address these issues, a…..

BCD Travel signs up to the Qantas Channel and access to a wider range of fares and content

BCD Travel has signed an agreement with Qantas Airways to participate in its Qantas Channel which officially comes into place from 01-Aug-2019 as part of…..

Amazon enters flight bookings. Is this the beginning of the biggest ever potential upheaval in airline distribution?

For several years since the advent of the large data aggregators like Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon, there has been speculation about the potential for…..

WestJet’s Swoop tweaks its distribution to drive improvement in shoulder months

Canada’s WestJet has opted to tweak its distribution strategy for its ULCC subsidiary Swoop after encountering some headwinds during off peak times. Swoop mades its…..

Eurowings opens the door to a whole new world of connection opportunities with new virtual interlining platform

German carrier Eurowings has more than flirted with the idea of flight connections. While its big brother Lufthansa delivers the traditional hub-and-spoke model at its…..

Amadeus sees increased ‘competitive positioning’ in 1Q2019 despite unfavourable market conditions and regional variances

Within what could easily be defined as a complex travel industry environment, IT specialist Amadeus has maintained good momentum into 2019, with healthy growth levels…..

ANA selects OpenJaw Technologies to support its NDC journey and distribution partners will be able to link directly to the carrier’s reservation systems from later this year

Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) has selected OpenJaw Technologies to modernise its retailing capabilities and create a New Distribution Capability (NDC) platform. The partnership…..

Sabre begins live testing of its NDC offers with United Airlines and Beyond NDC agency partners

Sabre Corporation has released its first set of New Distribution Capability (NDC) APIs with launch carrier, United Airlines. Sabre’s Beyond NDC agency partners are using…..

Singapore Airlines emerges as IATA’s NDC poster child for Asia

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has emerged as the leader in Asia for adopting and embracing IATA’s National Distribution Capability (NDC). While most airlines in the region…..

Evolving distribution systems: where are we up to? Rich content, NDC and more

Everyone’s keen to expand reach and leverage revenue, ancillary or otherwise. Achieving optimum value is an elusive and constantly shifting goal, as new competitive entities…..